The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Jun. 30||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 29||Urgent Questions||Xinjiang: Uyghurs|
|Mar. 12||Westminster Hall||Freedom of Religion or Belief|
|Jan. 13||Adjournment Debate||Official Development Assistance Target|
Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.
20 Jul 2020
|Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations are made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (c.13) to establish a sanctions regime in relation to Sudan for the purposes of implementing many of the obligations that the United Kingdom has under UN Security Council Resolutions 1556 (2004), 1591 (2005), 1672 (2006) and 2035 (2012). They also have the purposes of promoting the peace, security and stability of Sudan, encouraging the resolution of the armed conflicts in Sudan and the stabilisation of Sudan, promoting respect for democracy, the rule of law and good governance in Sudan and other related purposes.|
15 Jul 2020
|Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Yemen (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations are made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (c.13) to establish a sanctions regime in relation to Yemen for the purposes of compliance with the United Kingdom’s international obligations resulting from various United Nations Security Council Resolutions, including, in particular, Resolution 2140 (2014) and Resolution 2216 (2015) and for the purpose of promoting the peace, stability and security of Yemen.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago
Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Aug. 03||Ecuador: List of Hospitals||Guidance and Regulation|
|Aug. 03||Portugal: importation of motor vehicles||Guidance and Regulation|
|Aug. 03||UK-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|3 Aug 2020, 4:21 p.m.||Harry Dunn||Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the death of Harry Dunn.
Answer (Baroness Sugg)
The Foreign Secretary has discussed this regularly with the US Government. Most recently, both the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister raised it with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on 22 July. They made clear that we believed the US refusal of the extradition request for Mrs Sacoolas amounted to a denial of justice, and that she should return to the UK.